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October 2019

Free

Discover Jazz: The Music and the Movement

October 23 | 7:00 pm
Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Street
Portland, OR United States
The Music and the Movement

The Music and the Movement will dive in to the inherent relationship between gospel, jazz, and rhythm and blues and the Civil Rights Movement, including an in-depth look at the Free Jazz movement. PDX Jazz Education and Outreach Manager Shelby Walton-Clark (she/her), a California native, has spent the last 6 years living in the Pacific Northwest. After graduating from Gonzaga University with a B.A. in Music and an Elementary Teaching Certificate, Shelby spent 2 years teaching elementary music in Washington, singing in the St. John’s Cathedral Choir, and sitting on the board for the Spokane Jazz Orchestra.

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November 2019

$25 – $30

PDX Jazz presents Emmet Cohen Trio

November 6 | 7:30 pm
The Old Church, 1422 SW 11th Avenue
Portland, OR 97201 United States
Emmet Cohen

Multifaceted American jazz pianist and composer Emmet Cohen is one of his generation’s pivotal figures in music and the related arts. DownBeat praised the “nimble touch, measured stride and warm harmonic vocabulary” he employs to communicate with other musicians and audiences at what he terms “the deepest level of humanity and individuality.” Leader of the Emmet Cohen Trio and creator of the Masters Legacy Series, Cohen is an internationally acclaimed jazz artist and dedicated music educator. Emmet Cohen is the winner of the 2019 American Pianists Awards and the Cole Porter Fellow of the American Pianists Association, and Artist-in-Residence at the University of Indianapolis. Cohen was a finalist in the 2011 Thelonious Monk International PianoCompetition. He has appeared in the Newport, Monterey, Jerusalem, and North…

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$25 – $30

PDX Jazz presents Steel House: Scott Colley, Brian Blade & Edward Simon

November 19 | 7:30 pm
The Old Church, 1422 SW 11th Avenue
Portland, OR 97201 United States
Steel House

Three well-known instrumentalists are building a new band called Steel House. The foundations of this house are deep and strong, the roof sturdy. Inside is one big, light-filled room occupied by the three leaders: Edward Simon on piano, Scott Colley on acoustic bass, and Brian Blade on drums. Each man is a world-class jazz player with his own robust composing, recording, and performing career. Since meeting in New York in the early 1990s, they have shared stages and studios, playing many different styles of music together. They decided to form (build) Steel House to create a dedicated place for their own musical explorations. The music of Steel House embraces both silence, and emerging from that stillness, conversation. The communication among Simon, Colley, and Blade stays…

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$12 – $15

PDX Jazz presents Dan Balmer and Dan Faehnle: The Imagination of Grant Green

November 23 | 9:00 pm
The Jack London Revue, 529 SW 4th Ave
Portland, OR 97204 United States
Dan Balmer vs. Dan Faehnle

Note: this event is 21+ From coffee house gigs at fifteen to chart-topping success with the Tom Grant Band in the ’90s, world tours with two-time Grammy Award winner Diane Schuur and contemporary jam-bands, Dan Balmer brings fire and heart every time he plays the guitar. His playing spans nearly one hundred CDs including twelve as a leader from which his original works have appeared internationally in television, film and radio. An in-demand educator, Dan maintains a busy schedule of private lessons, group clinics and master classes throughout the US and abroad. He adjudicates student jazz band competitions at events such as the Monterey Next Generation Festival and Reno Jazz Festival along with beinga long-term teacher at the Centrum Jazz Workshop. He is the director…

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February 2020

$25

2020 Biamp PDX Jazz Festival presents Mark de Clive-Lowe with Jaimie Branch

February 19, 2020 | 8:00 pm
Star Theater, 13 NW 6th Avenue
Portland, OR 97209 United States
Mark de Clive-Lowe

PDX JAZZ MEMBER PRE-SALE BEGINS FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18, 10:00 AM PDT. TICKETS ON SALE SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26, 10:00 AM PDT. Pianist, producer, DJ and all round musical maverick Mark de Clive-Lowe blends cutting-edge electronics, live beat-making, classic funk, and global influences with a distinctly jazz-inspired approach.  ‘Heritage is a legacy we receive from our ancestors to pass on to future generations. It’s the thread that holds us together in lineage and cultural identity.ʼ This is the intention with which Mark de Clive-Lowe creates and share this music.  Heritage is about identity and oneʼs place in the world. It sees the half-Japanese half-New Zealander, sharing new compositions inspired by childhood folk stories, the mythology of his motherland and his own personal experiences in japan, all wrapped…

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$25

2020 Biamp PDX Jazz Festival presents Ghost-Note with Liv Warfield

February 20, 2020 | 8:00 pm
Revolution Hall, 1300 SE Stark Street
Portland, OR 97214 United States
Ghost-Note

PDX JAZZ MEMBER PRE-SALE BEGINS FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18, 10:00 AM PDT. TICKETS ON SALE SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26, 10:00 AM PDT. Headed by Snarky Puppy’s multi Grammy–winning percussion duo of Robert Sput Searight and Nate Werth, Ghost-Note is an explosion of sound. With an expansive roster of next-level musicians—representing members of Prince, Snoop Dogg, Erykah Badu, Herbie Hancock, Kendrick Lamar, Marcus Miller, Toto, Justin Timberlake, and more—the band is pushing funk music into the future, building on the uplifting, pioneering foundations laid out by the likes of James Brown and Sly & The Family Stone and infusing their fresh take with tastes of afrobeat, hip-hop, psychedelia, world folklore, and more. With the release of 2018’s Swagism, Ghost-Note has made their mission clear. The album puts rhythm at the forefront, with irresistible, heavy-hitting beats…

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$35 – $55

2020 Biamp PDX Jazz Festival presents Larry Carlton with Stanley Jordan

February 21, 2020 | 7:00 pm
Newmark Theatre, 1111 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97205 United States
Larry Carlton

PDX JAZZ MEMBER PRE-SALE BEGINS FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18, 10:00 AM PDT. TICKETS ON SALE SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26, 10:00 AM PDT. Nineteen-time Grammy nominee, Four-time Grammy winner and all-time guitar great, Larry Carlton established himself from his first recording, A Little Help From My Friends. His studio credits include musicians and groups such as Steely Dan, Joni Mitchell, Michael Jackson, Sammy Davis Jr., Herb Alpert, Quincy Jones, Bobby Bland, Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt and literally dozens of others. He went on to perform with the Crusaders and then with the multi-platinum jazz super group Fourplay. With 38 albums to his credit and having performed on over 100 albums that have gone Gold or Platinum, Larry Carlton has set a standard for artistry that spans three decades.…

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$39.50 – $49.50

2020 Biamp PDX Jazz Festival and Beloved presents Terry Riley with Gyan Riley: Live at 85!

February 21, 2020 | 10:00 pm
Winningstad Theatre, 1111 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97205 United States
Gyan and Terry Riley

PDX JAZZ MEMBER PRE-SALE BEGINS FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18, 10:00 AM PDT. TICKETS ON SALE SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26, 10:00 AM PDT. Terry Riley (composer, pianist, vocalist) launched the minimalist movement with his classic IN C, composed in 1964, a seminal work, which was to have an enormous impact on the course of western music. His music has been played in the great concert halls throughout the world and his discography includes 60 recordings on labels such as Columbia Masterworks, Wergo and Nonesuch. He attended San Francisco State University and the University of California, graduating with a masters degree in music. He studied composition with Robert Erickson and piano with Adolf Baller. He was professor of composition 1971–1981 at the prestigious Mills College in Oakland California. Besides…

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$39.50 – $69.50

2020 Biamp PDX Jazz Festival presents Archie Shepp Quartet with Blue Cranes

February 22, 2020 | 7:00 pm
Newmark Theatre, 1111 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97205 United States
Archie Shepp

PDX JAZZ MEMBER PRE-SALE BEGINS FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18, 10:00 AM PDT. TICKETS ON SALE SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26, 10:00 AM PDT. Saxophone player, composer, pianist, singer, politically committed poet, playwright, Archie Shepp is a legend. Archie Shepp was born in 1937 in Fort Lauderdale in Florida. He grew up in Philadelphia, studied piano and saxophone and attended high school in Germantown. He went to college, became involved with theatre, met writers and poets (among them, Leroy Jones), and wrote “The Communist,” an allegorical play about the situation of black Americans. In the late fifties, Archie Shepp also met the most radical musicians of the time: Lee Morgan, Bobby Timmons, Jimmy Garrisson, Ted Curson, Beaver Harris… his political consciousness found an expression in plays and theatrical productions…

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$25

2020 Biamp PDX Jazz Festival and Soul’d Out present Antibalas

February 22, 2020 | 8:00 pm
Stage 722, 722 SE 10th Avenue
Portland, OR 97214 United States

PDX JAZZ MEMBER PRE-SALE BEGINS FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18, 10:00 AM PDT. TICKETS ON SALE SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26, 10:00 AM PDT. The musical collective known as Antibalas (Spanish for bullet-proof or anti-bullets) was conceived of in Mexico City and formed in Brooklyn New York. The early nucleus of the group was composed of the band’s founder Martín Perna and later included several other members (Gabriel Roth, Michael Wagner, Del Stribling aka Binky Griptite, Victor Axelrod, Fernando Bugaloo Velez, Anda Szilagyi) from the Soul Providers / Dap Kings band. performing their first show in May 1998 at St. Nick’s Pub in Harlem NY. A few months into the group’s existence, Perna and Roth, on a walk through their southside Williamsburg neighborhood, met Amayo, who at the time owned a…

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$39.50 – $69.50

2020 Biamp PDX Jazz Festival presents An Evening with Branford Marsalis

February 23, 2020 | 7:00 pm
Newmark Theatre, 1111 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97205 United States
Branford Marsalis

PDX JAZZ MEMBER PRE-SALE BEGINS FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18, 10:00 AM PDT. TICKETS ON SALE SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26, 10:00 AM PDT. Saxophonist Branford Marsalis is one of the most influential and revered figures in contemporary music. The NEA Jazz Master, Grammy Award winner and Tony Award nominee is equally at home performing concertos with symphony orchestras and sitting in with members of the Grateful Dead, but the core of his musical universe remains the Branford Marsalis Quartet. After more than three decades of existence with minimal personnel changes, this celebrated ensemble is revered for its uncompromising interpretation of a kaleidoscopic range of both original compositions and jazz and popular classics. After the Grammy-nominated Upward Spiral, on which guest vocalist Kurt Elling was seamlessly integrated into the…

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$25

2020 Biamp PDX Jazz Festival presents Kandace Springs with Jimmie Herrod

February 23, 2020 | 8:00 pm
Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi Avenue
Portland, OR 97210 United States
Kandace Springs

PDX JAZZ MEMBER PRE-SALE BEGINS FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18, 10:00 AM PDT. TICKETS ON SALE SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26, 10:00 AM PDT. World renowned Blue Note / Capitol recording artist Kandace Springs’ next album, scheduled for release in February 2020, will be her most personal work yet. Entitled The Women Who Raised Me, it is her loving tribute to the great female singers who inspired her to begin her journey towards becoming one of the premier jazz/soul vocalists of our time. The album will feature her unique interpretations of songs that she first heard growing up in Tennessee, and ranges from such classic icons as Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, and Carmen McRae, through ’60s legends Nina Simone and Dusty Springfield, and up to modern masters such as Sade and…

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$25

2020 Biamp PDX Jazz Festival presents Omar Sosa & Yilian Cañizares: Aguas Trio featuring Gustavo Ovalles

February 24, 2020 | 7:30 pm
The Old Church, 1422 SW 11th Avenue
Portland, OR 97201 United States

PDX JAZZ MEMBER PRE-SALE BEGINS FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18, 10:00 AM PDT. TICKETS ON SALE SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26, 10:00 AM PDT. In October 2018, Omar Sosa and violinist-vocalist Yilian Cañizares released Aguas, a very beautiful and personal album. Featuring their compatriot, percussionist Inor Sotolongo, Aguas reflects the perspectives of two generations of Cuban artists living outside their homeland, interpreting their roots and traditions in subtle and unique ways.  Songs range from the poignant to the exuberant, and are expressive of the exceptional musical chemistry, poetic sensibilities, and originality of the artists. The material on Aguas is an inventive and engaging mix of the artists’ Afro-Cuban roots, Western classical music, and jazz. The album is dedicated to Water, and especially to Oshun, the Goddess of Love and Mistress of Rivers in the Lucumí…

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$28

2020 Biamp PDX Jazz Festival presents Tuck & Patti

February 25, 2020 | 7:30 pm
The Old Church, 1422 SW 11th Avenue
Portland, OR 97201 United States
Tuck & Patti

PDX JAZZ MEMBER PRE-SALE BEGINS FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18, 10:00 AM PDT. TICKETS ON SALE SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26, 10:00 AM PDT. For 40 years this unique, genre-crossing vocal/guitar jazz duo has cast its passionate musical spell worldwide, capturing the hearts of lovers, the respect of jazz buffs and the jaw-dropping awe of guitarists and singers. To understand Tuck & Patti, start with the wellspring of love within them, then their music begins to make perfect sense. Married 37 years, Tuck Andress and Patti Cathcart continue to stoke the fires, not only of their own love, but also of their love of life and their passion for making music together. They have a long-standing tradition: Minimalist arrangements featuring Tuck’s extraordinary virtuosity and Patti’s rich mezzo soprano. Patti,…

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$39.50 – $59.50

2020 Biamp PDX Jazz Festival presents David Sanborn Jazz Quintet

February 25, 2020 | 7:30 pm
Revolution Hall, 1300 SE Stark Street
Portland, OR 97214 United States
David Sanborn

PDX JAZZ MEMBER PRE-SALE BEGINS FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18, 10:00 AM PDT. TICKETS ON SALE SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26, 10:00 AM PDT. David Sanborn has released 25 albums, won six Grammy Awards, and has had eight Gold albums and one Platinum album. Having inspired countless other musicians, Dave has worked in many genres that typically blend instrumental pop, R&B and lately, more and more traditional jazz. He released his first solo album Taking Off in 1975, but has been playing the saxophone since before he was in high school when he was inspired by the great Chicago blues artists near his hometown of St. Louis. Having contracted polio at the age of three, Dave was introduced to the saxophone as part of his treatment therapy. By the…

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$35

2020 Biamp PDX Jazz Festival presents Kenny Barron + John Medeski

February 26, 2020 | 8:00 pm
Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 NE Alberta Street
Portland, OR 97211 United States
Kenny Barron + John Medeski

PDX JAZZ MEMBER PRE-SALE BEGINS FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18, 10:00 AM PDT. TICKETS ON SALE SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26, 10:00 AM PDT. Honored by The National Endowment for the Arts as a Jazz Master, Kenny Barron has an unmatched ability to mesmerize audiences with his elegant playing, sensitive melodies and infectious rhythms. The Los Angeles Times named him “one of the top jazz pianists in the world” and Jazz Weekly calls him “the most lyrical piano player of our time.” Kenny was born in Philadelphia in 1943 and while a teenager, started playing professionally with Mel Melvin’s orchestra. This local band also featured Barron’s brother Bill, the late tenor saxophonist. While still in high school, Kenny worked with drummer Philly Joe Jones and at age 19, he…

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$30

2020 Biamp PDX Jazz Festival presents Terrace Martin

February 26, 2020 | 8:00 pm
Star Theater, 13 NW 6th Avenue
Portland, OR 97209 United States
Terrace Martin

PDX JAZZ MEMBER PRE-SALE BEGINS FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18, 10:00 AM PDT. TICKETS ON SALE SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26, 10:00 AM PDT. A three-time GRAMMY-nominated artist/producer/multi-instrumentalist from the Crenshaw District, Terrace Martin is renowned as being one of the top jazz musicians in the world and has become a creative engine at the epicenter of LA’s progressive hip-hop scene. His noteworthy production has included major collaborations with Kendrick Lamar (good kid, M.A.A.D. city & the GRAMMY-winning To Pimp a Butterfly), Travis Scott, Stevie Wonder, Snoop Dogg, Herbie Hancock, and many other influential artists. Among the most versatile musicians and producers of his generation, Terrace’s path is leading him in parallel with the greats including Quincy Jones and Dr. Dre, while also launching his vibrant, progressive, genre-crossing record label, Sounds of Crenshaw. Note: this event is 21+

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$30

2020 Biamp PDX Jazz Festival presents Kat Edmonson with Halie Loren

February 27, 2020 | 7:30 pm
The Old Church, 1422 SW 11th Avenue
Portland, OR 97201 United States
Kat Edmonson

PDX JAZZ MEMBER PRE-SALE BEGINS FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18, 10:00 AM PDT. TICKETS ON SALE SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26, 10:00 AM PDT. Kat Edmonson has played major stages across the United States, Europe and Japan. The Texas native and Brooklyn transplant forged her sound performing in small rooms and clubs before touring worldwide and performing with Lyle Lovett, Chris Isaak, Jaime Cullum and Gary Clark, Jr.  In the decade since, Edmonson has emerged as one of the most distinctive performers in contemporary American music. With a sweetly mellifluous soprano echoing Blossom Dearie’s lighter-than-air approach as well as her gift for evocative songwriting, the 35-year-old is a rare artist who embodies the spirit of the past while remaining resolutely au courant.  Her unusually charming and seamless blend of…

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$15 – $25

2020 Biamp PDX Jazz Festival presents Miguel Zenón Quartet

February 27, 2020 | 7:30 pm
Lincoln Recital Hall (LH 75), PSU, 1620 SW Park Avenue
Portland, OR United States
Miguel Zenón

PDX JAZZ MEMBER PRE-SALE BEGINS FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18, 10:00 AM PDT. TICKETS ON SALE SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26, 10:00 AM PDT. Multiple Grammy Nominee and Guggenheim and MacArthur Fellow Miguel Zenón represents a select group of musicians who have masterfully balanced and blended the often contradictory poles of innovation and tradition. Widely considered as one of the most groundbreaking and influential saxophonists of his generation, he has also developed a unique voice as a composer and as a conceptualist, concentrating his efforts on perfecting a fine mix between Latin American Folkloric Music and Jazz.   Born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Zenón has released twelve recordings as a leader, including the Grammy Nominated Yo Soy La Tradición (2018) and Típico (2017), as well as his latest Sonero: The Music of Ismael Rivera (2019). As a sideman he has worked with jazz luminaries…

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$35

2020 Biamp PDX Jazz Festival presents Eric Gales with Ron Artis II and the Truth

February 27, 2020 | 8:00 pm
Aladdin Theater, 3017 SE Milwaukie Avenue
Portland, OR 97202 United States
Eric Gales

PDX JAZZ MEMBER PRE-SALE BEGINS FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18, 10:00 AM PDT. TICKETS ON SALE SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26, 10:00 AM PDT. Growing up in a religious household, Eric Gales‘ brothers Eugene and Manuel used to blast out Jimi Hendrix, Cream, Muddy Waters, Blue Cheer, Albert King, John Lee Hooker, King’s X and Stevie Ray Vaughan. Whilst their mother was at church and little Eric was aged just 4 , he was soaking it all up and this is where he had his incredible grounding of blues, hard rock and psychedelia. Naturally right handed, Eric learned his distinctive left handed upside down playing from his older brothers Eugene, his ‘mentor’ and Little Jimmy King, who was later adopted as Albert King’s godson. His talents caught the eye…

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$15 – $25

2020 Biamp PDX Jazz Festival presents James Francies + Aaron Goldberg

February 28, 2020 | 7:30 pm
Lincoln Recital Hall (LH 75), PSU, 1620 SW Park Avenue
Portland, OR United States
James Francies and Aaron Goldberg

PDX JAZZ MEMBER PRE-SALE BEGINS FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18, 10:00 AM PDT. TICKETS ON SALE SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26, 10:00 AM PDT. Even before moving to New York City in 2013, pianist James Francies had generated a well deserved buzz in the jazz arena. He is the youngest recipient of the American Federation of Musicians (AFM) President’s Youth Award, DownBeat Magazine awarded him twice for Composition and Jazz Arrangement, his band opened for the legendary Jazz Crusaders reunion and he performed at Monterey Jazz Festival. GRAMMY nominated pianist Taylor Eigsti describes Francies as, “poised to become a major voice on the instrument. He has the passion, creativity and ability to be a real leader amongst his generation.” At 22, he keeps moving forward. Since he’s been in NYC, James has toured and recorded with the likes…

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$25

2020 Biamp PDX Jazz Festival presents Stanton Moore Trio with NOLATET

February 28, 2020 | 8:00 pm
Aladdin Theater, 3017 SE Milwaukie Avenue
Portland, OR 97202 United States
Stanton Moore

PDX JAZZ MEMBER PRE-SALE BEGINS FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18, 10:00 AM PDT. TICKETS ON SALE SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26, 10:00 AM PDT. Over the course of his 20-year career, drummer Stanton Moore has become known as one of the premier funk musicians of his generation. On his latest album, Conversations, he moves in a slightly different direction, returning to his roots while reinventing his trademark sound. The result is a lively and combustible jazz piano trio outing that reveals unexpected new dimensions to Moore’s always-engaging virtuosity. Anyone who’s ever heard the interplay between the drummer and his band-mates in the Stanton Moore Trio, Galactic, Garage a Trois or Dragon Smoke is no doubt aware of his intense improvisational chops. But with Conversations, Moore unveils his profound sense…

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$25 – $35

2020 Biamp PDX Jazz Festival presents Donald Harrison, Mike Clark & Wil Blades Trio

February 29, 2020 | 8:00 pm
Star Theater, 13 NW 6th Avenue
Portland, OR 97209 United States
Donald Harrison, Mike Clark & Will Blades Trio

PDX JAZZ MEMBER PRE-SALE BEGINS FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18, 10:00 AM PDT. TICKETS ON SALE SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26, 10:00 AM PDT. Donald Harrison Jr. has combined a whirlwind career as a saxophonist with establishing cultural and educational traditions in his native New Orleans, Louisiana. Known for creating nouveau swing, a jazz style that combines R&B, funk, hip-hop, and African dance, Harrison tours all over the world and has many albums and honors to his name. Yet he finds time to be Big Chief of Congo Square Nation in New Orleans for Mardi Gras season as well as being cofounder and artistic director of Tipitina’s Foundation Internship Program to help New Orleans youth, especially the disadvantaged, realize their musical dreams. Drum virtuoso and jazz musician Mike Clark…

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$48.50

2020 Biamp PDX Jazz Festival and Soul’d Out present Thundercat with Georgia Anne Muldrow and Brown Calculus

February 29, 2020 | 9:00 pm
Portland Art Museum — Kridel Grand Ballroom, 1219 SW Park Avenue
Portland, OR 97205 United States
Thundercat

PDX JAZZ MEMBER PRE-SALE BEGINS FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18, 10:00 AM PDT. TICKETS ON SALE SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26, 10:00 AM PDT. Stephen “Thundercat” Bruner spent the last part of the new millennium’s first decade as the go-to bassist for practically every artist in black vanguard music. His nimble, syncopated, groove-heavy basslines were heard on albums by Erykah Badu, Sa-Ra, Flying Lotus, and others. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Bruner had the good fortune to be raised in a musical family. His father, Ronald Bruner, Sr., was an accomplished drummer, working with artists like Diana Ross, the Temptations, and Gladys Knight. Bruner’s older brother, Ronald Jr., a Grammy-winning drummer, has worked with esteemed artists such as Kenny Garrett and Stanley Clarke. The Bruner brothers were members…

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March 2020

$30

2020 Biamp PDX Jazz Festival and OMSI present Dan Tepfer Natural Machines

March 1, 2020 | 8:00 pm
OMSI, 1945 SE Water Avenue
Portland, OR 97214 United States
Dan Tepfer Natural Machines

PDX JAZZ MEMBER PRE-SALE BEGINS FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18, 10:00 AM PDT. TICKETS ON SALE SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26, 10:00 AM PDT. Dan Tepfer has made a name for himself as a pianist-composer of wide-ranging ambition, individuality and drive — “a remarkable musician” in the words of the Washington Post and one “who refuses to set himself limits” in those of France’s Télérama. The New York City-based Tepfer, born in 1982 in Paris to American parents, has performed with some of the leading lights in jazz, including extensively with veteran saxophone luminary Lee Konitz. As a leader, Tepfer has crafted a discography already striking for its breadth and depth, ranging from probing solo improvisation and intimate duets to richly layered trio albums of original compositions. His Sunnyside/Naïve album Goldberg Variations /…

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$29.50 – $39.50

2020 Biamp PDX Jazz Festival presents Kenny Garrett with María Grand

March 1, 2020 | 8:00 pm
Revolution Hall, 1300 SE Stark Street
Portland, OR 97214 United States
Kenny Garrett

PDX JAZZ MEMBER PRE-SALE BEGINS FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18, 10:00 AM PDT. TICKETS ON SALE SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26, 10:00 AM PDT. Over the course of a stellar career that has spanned more than 30 years, saxophonist Kenny Garrett has become the preeminent alto saxophonist of his generation. From his first gig with the Duke Ellington Orchestra (led by Mercer Ellington) through his time spent with musicians such as Freddie Hubbard, Woody Shaw, Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers and Miles Davis, Garrett has always brought a vigorous yet melodic, and truly distinctive, alto saxophone sound to each musical situation. As a bandleader for the last two decades, he has also continually grown as a composer. With his latest recording (and second for Mack Avenue Records), Seeds…

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April 2020

$45 – $70

PDX Jazz presents An Evening with Maria Schneider Orchestra

April 25, 2020 | 8:00 pm
Revolution Hall, 1300 SE Stark Street
Portland, OR 97214 United States

TICKETS ON SALE SEPTEMBER 14. PDX JAZZ MEMBERS-ONLY PRE-SALE SEPTEMBER 7–13. Maria Schneider’s music has been hailed by critics as “evocative, majestic, magical, heart-stoppingly gorgeous, and beyond categorization.” She and her orchestra became widely known starting in 1994 when they released their first recording, Evanescence. There, Schneider began to develop her personal way of writing for what would become her 18-member collective, made up of many of the finest musicians in jazz today, tailoring her compositions to distinctly highlight the uniquely creative voices of the group. The Maria Schneider Orchestra has performed at festivals and concert halls worldwide. She herself has received numerous commissions and guest-conducting invites, working with over 90 groups in over 30 countries. Schneider’s music blurs the lines between genres, making her long…

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